Charlie Burchill

Charlie Burchill

born on 27/11/1959 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Charlie Burchill

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Charles "Charlie" Burchill (born 27 November 1959 in Glasgow)[1] is a Scottish musician and composer, best known as the guitarist of Simple Minds. He was one of the founders of the group.[2]


During Simple Minds' early to mid-1980s period, Burchill's guitar had a distinctive and atmospheric sound not dissimilar to Echo & the Bunnymen's Will Sergeant. Making heavy use of effects such as delay and chorus, his playing often provided subtle textures behind the band's more drum- and bass-propelled songs. This style was most apparent on 1982's New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84).[3] From 1983's album Sparkle in the Rain onwards the group evolved a different style, bringing Burchill's playing more into the foreground.[4]

As well as providing guitar, Burchill played the violin and saxophone on the band's first three studio albums and took over most studio keyboard duties following the 1989 departure of Mick MacNeil. Along with singer Jim Kerr, he is the only original member of the band left.


  • Gretsch White Falcon
  • Gibson ES-135
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Fender Thinline de 1985 até 1995
  • Fender Stratocaster inicio anos 80
  • Gibson Fly V
  • Gibson Firebird
  • Gibson Explorer
  • Charvel copy Ibanez rod star ll
  • Gibson Birdy Land
  • Effect TC electronics E boss
  • Amplifier Matchless


Burchill is a passionate football fan and a devout supporter of Celtic F.C.[5]

His nephew is football manager and former player Mark Burchill[6]


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